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15 January 2004

Caring for your baby's teeth

Dental hygiene should start when your baby starts teething.

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Dental hygiene should start when your baby starts teething.
  • Set a good example by letting him/her watch you while you brush your teeth.
  • Clean your baby’s teeth once a day before bedtime.
  • Use a soft baby brush or your finger wrapped in a damp facecloth.
  • Brush or wipe the tongue.
  • Ask your dentist whether it is necessary to give fluoride supplements.
  • Limit your baby’s intake of sweets and ensure that your baby has a healthy diet.
 
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